serotine

adjective
ser·​o·​tine | \ ˈserəˌtīn, -tə̇n, -ˌtēn \

Definition of serotine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: late especially in developing or flowering

serotine

noun
ser·​o·​tine | \ -ˌtēn \
plural -s

Definition of serotine (Entry 2 of 2)

: a common European brown bat (Eptesicus serotinus)

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for serotine

Adjective

Latin serotinus coming late, from sero late

Noun

French sérotine, from Latin serotina, feminine of serotinus coming late

Learn More About serotine

Dictionary Entries Near serotine

serotinal

serotine

serotinous

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for serotine

Cite this Entry

“Serotine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serotine. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!